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tv   Today in the Bay  NBC  April 12, 2011 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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governor jerry brown will be in the bay area today. we'll tell you what's on his agenda. plus x vandals behead parking meters. what city officials are going to stop it. it is tuesday, april 12th. this is today in the east bay. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. it is 4:30. let's get to the forecast. good morning, christina.
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>> good morning to you, scott mcgrew. it is a chilly start out there. you need the jacket. i have good news for you. it's going to be the nicest day of the week. all the cloud cover from yesterday is cleared out of the area. we're going to see a lot of sunshine. mostly clear conditions. a few clouds filtering through the bay area. i'll let you know how warm the east bay will be today. the temperatures are coming up and the seven-day outlook. let's get you to work on time with mike inouye. good morning, mike. >> good morning. highway 4 is one of the worst commutes in the country, it's moving nicely now. further south, southbound 680 heading through danville. we'll catch up with a couple more. i wanted to give you a live look outside. it's a tuesday, so we should see a heavier amount of traffic. we have scattered spring breaks.
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that's why there's a lighter volume. back to you. >> thank you very much. today, governor jerry brown is pushing a plan for foreign oil. he will sign a bill to increase renewable energy at a solar manufacturing plant. the bill will require one-third of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources. afterward, he heads to san francisco to talk about the state budget problems at a conference there. oakland teachers will brainstorm their ways to tackle budget problems today. they discussed improving teaching and learning conditions in public schools but did not talk about financial challenges. the superintendent will hold a meeting from 4:30 to 6:00 tonight. they face desperate shortages which may get worse as
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sacramento figures bigger cuts. a downtown marriott for sale. if you are interested, the price tag should be around $50 million. it's expected to get several visitors today. the panel of eight women and four men will deliberate for a third time today. yesterday, they listened intently and took notes as some of the most dramatic testimony was reread to them in open court. it came from kathy hoskins who said she was an eyewitness to bonds steroid use. it kept them work iing all day. >> juries like to take their time. they want to be able to present to the world they carefully considered the evidence, they
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didn't rush to judgment. >> hoskins is the only person to have claimed to see barry bonds take steroids. >> we have a look at two sketches of one, possibly two sexual predators. the sketch on the left is provided by a student who said she was robbed early friday morning. an hour later, a man grabbed another student near the life sciences building. she provided the sketch on the right. unclear if they are connected. a man was shot in the neck yesterday afternoon. he is expected to survive. this comes after a number of drive-by shootings on sycamore drive, an area known for violence. sunday, shots fired at a home. three men arrested on april 4th. a man shot in the leg. later that evening, a man was
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paralyzed during a drive-by shooting. state agents say they netted a group of suspects using another state's trash to get california out of millions of dollars. the state arrested five people in and around the bay area. part of a group that was double dipping. recycling cans and bottles that have been recycled already. agents confiscated almost $70,000? cash and bonds. they froze a bank account containing $8 million. christina says today is going to be the nicest day of the week. good morning. >> it sounds more authentic coming from my mouth but that's my personal point of view. i can't talk tech like scott mcgrew. the temps are chilly. you will need the jacket.
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you will peel off layers. this is the best day of the week with the temperatures ranging from the mid to upper 60s in the mid bay. yesterday we had the high pesky clouds, almost overcast. today, mostly sunny skies and the temperatures that are rather cool will turn over to the upper 60s. so, what's to come after that? >> we have rain on the way for tomorrow. we'll tell you when and how much to expect. let's get you to work on time. the guy that always knows what's going on out there oven though he's in here. mike inouye. >> i told you about the construction. there's another patch affecting your drive at sycamore valley. northbound off the dublin interchange, el costa blocking a lane. it's not a big issue.
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580, a smooth drive-through livermore. we see it down to 14 minutes. it's typical until 6:00. southbound 880 passing davis street, some construction there on southbound 238. that will be going on for 20 minutes or so. it's not a major issue. go ahead and head down to tennyson to get back to 238. smooth drive over the san mateo bridge. the light commute heading up through oakland. the taillights past the coliseum. back to you. >> thank you much. it's 4:37. coming up, japan raises the severity level of the nuclear crisis. how far the contamination spread. silicon valley ceo's. what they want and what companies are willing to pay.
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free ice cream and where you can get it. live pictures of the bay bridge. we'll be back in a moment.
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welcome back to you. it is 4:40. we are looking at a picture of a very light 880. if you had to go somewhere, now is the time. the nuclear situation in japan is on par with chernobyl. they raised the atomic alert to seven. that matches the level reached at chernobyl 25 years ago. the accident at fukushima was rated a five. fukushima continues to leak radiation into the atmosphere. it's contaminated the air, tap water, vegetables and. shareholders don't have to be silent on the issue. your say on pay is louder and more public than ever. we have a peek at the perks. not only was he last year's
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third highest paid ceo at $70 million, but his $1.8 million bill for private security goes to ar. >> caller:. steve jobs takes a 1 salary. his bite of apple shares is worth $1.8 billion. yaho yahoo!'s carol bart -- >> they should be paid well but i don't think it should be worth an excess of millions while other people are getting laid off. >> i think it depends on how the company is doing overall. >> reporter: agree or not, the perks go way beyond cash. google can park two helicopters and six jets at nasa's airfield.
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it's special treatment that allowed these people to fly to tahiti and a wedding in montana. >> when mark herd was ceo, he had tax planning fees paid for. like he can't find his own accountant? they know if you think the perks are outrageous. >> reporter: they are finally getting their say. public companies are required to give a vote on pay. social media is changing the landscape, too. >> go talk to other shareholders about it. yahoo! finance message boards. tweet about the stocks you hold. now, you at least have a say. >> i think we should have a say. >> i think it's important to voice my opinion. >> reporter: the laws should go further and make the vote
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binding. >> it should mean something. >> reporter: no doubt, it's good to be on top. these days, shareholders have a view of what's happening, too and ways to say what they think of ceo pay and perks. >> it's embarrassing if the shareholders say don't pay that much and they do anyways. >> they report the distance between wall street and main street continues to grow. median pay for top executives was $9.6 million last year up 12% from 2009. the quick damage in japan is affecting ford motor company. they may have to slow production because of parts shortages. for more, here is nicole. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the report you were mentioning
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rounding out the top three was oracle who made $70 million. listen, a girl can dream in the morning, right? we have been seeing this a lot lately, oil sliding sharp on monday. then we have goldman sachs saying lock in profits now. there's a chance commodity prices will shift in reverse. asia markets fell overnight. europe is lower. we have a little data out this morning and the trade deficit that we are watching. just to recap, wall street ended flat yesterday ahead of lackluster earnings from alcoa. the dow slipping to 12,381. it fell eight. also making headlines this morning, college loans are weighing heavily on students and grads. duh. student loan debt outpaced
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credit card debt for the first time last year and could top $1 trillion this year. this is as more and more students are going to college and more and more are borrowing to do so. okay. and this. this copy of "moby dick" is court si of buick. there are built-in ads. they show up only on the home page. initial advertisers include gm's buick brand, and visa. you can preorder it now. >> i don't think i would read moby dick. i did not read it twice in college and managed to get through somehow. all right. >> what happened to leather bound books, right? >> it changes it.
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years ago, there used to be ads in the middle of paper backs. i don't know if you remember that. every once in awhile you would see that. mike is with me. it was a long time ago. there you go. >> very good. >> thank you very much. let's turn to christina loren. good morning. >> good morning. i am curious to know what you did read. that has a lot to do with stocks, bonds and google. 49 degrees in oakland. after all, he came up with google. things are looking good now. rain is on the way for tomorrow. enjoy today. we are expecting a little bit of lightning tomorrow as well. this is what we are expecting. not much of anything. the future cast, this is not by any means an impressive system on the way for us. by 9:00 a.m., rain moves through the north bay. throughout the day, a little something moves through fairfield.
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by noon tomorrow, a little cell situated over the east bay. enough to make for an overcast day tomorrow and kind of a gray, not so fun day to be outside. today is the day to get outside. 65 in san rafael. 64 in oakland. we are going to warm up this weekend. we have to get through a couple cooler days first. 62 degrees on wednesday. 61 on thursday. temperatures warm up into the 70s. next week, we are talking the 80s as well. if you can get through this week, the warm stuff is on the way. yes, scott, i think you will be able to wear those tank tops next week. break them out. >> i'll get on that. a tough battle for the as against the white sox. the ninth. the as rally to tie the game. here it comes. it allows, oops, pennington to score. then it goes all the way to the tenth inning. all tied up.
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suzuki steps in. pierre again. he's not going to get that one, either. they beat the sox, 2-1. music groups coming to the area for the music festival and free ice cream. where you can line up for a scoop. as soon as he says it, i'm there. we are crossing the carquinez bridge without problems. the east bay commute as it builds this busy tuesday morning.
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it's 4:51. you are not looking at -- well, you are looking at a live picture of me. thank you. we know the lineup for this year's festival in golden gate park. the fourth annual festival returning for a three-day run, august 12th through the 14th. 50 bands and performers will set up to appear at the monster music festival. black keys, girls talk and the root. last year, it drew 80,000 people to the park. let's take a live look at laura garcia-cannon looking at what we
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are working on. good morning. >> i thought you were going to catch me looking in the mirror. love the roots. have to go see them. it's the beginning of allergy season. as bad as things may feel, you may be surprised how the bay area ranks for allergy sufferers. if you saw "social network" you are aware of the twins suing mark zuckerberg. he's won the latest round in court. the twins are not done yet. the cast of stomp will perform here at 6:15 this morning. if you can't handle it, get your ear plugs. >> it's one of the best parts of doing the news. you get interesting guests. stomp. good morning mike. >> good morning, scott. stomp is one of my favorite live shows. we tried to recreate it.
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we didn't do well. that's why we are not on tour. the giants game. second in the three-game series tonight. similar traffic report as yesterday. 3:00 is when they close the local streets. we hope it's a different result from yesterday. the carquinez bridge across the north bay to the east bay is moving smoothly. we expect heavier volume. no big deal. there's spring breaks floating around. san mateo bridge, traveling from the east bay to the peninsula. very few taillights, cameras are steady. no wind advisory. past the bridge, you might find flashing lights. there's construction that's picked up. no closures. back to you. >> thank you. another reason to think twice before speeding through a toll booth. they are losing a boat load of money to toll skippers. it will do more than fine them.
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now, it's going to seize your vehicle. they say they have lost $14 million in unpaid tolls and fines. 800 drivers in the region 66 violations. eating a lot of foods in vitamin d might help with vision loss. the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. researchers at the university of buffalo examined data in women under age 75, they found patients with lots of vitamin d in their blood had decreased risk of early age macular degeneration. also, a study says as we get older, it takes longer to complete one task while being
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distracted by another. a team at uc san francisco says people over the age of 60 have a harder time finishing a task while being distracted. the problem is relevant as older people are staying in the work force increasing the number of digital distractions like cell phones and electronic messages, overwhelming the way our brain processes information. looking to wake up your brain? google trivia games. they launched a trivia challenge with its own challenge. a google a it features different questions on the site. it poses a question, then you use google to find out the answer. the answer is revealed on the website and printed above the cross word puzzle in the new york times. cherry garcia, chubby hubby, your favorite flavor is free today.
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free cone day from noon to 8:00 tonight. in exchange for a free scoop, they are encouraging a donation to charity. getting ready for traffic trouble in week. when and where the trouble spots are expected. police try to break a bizarre crime involving betweens, arson and the death of a popular 16-year-old boy. brent
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comparable to chernobyl, the crisis level rises in the nuclear disaster in japan this morning. >> the governor in the bay area. the bill he's signing that could be good news for some local business. >> live look outside the south bay this morning, tuesday, april 12


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